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Christmas Camp & Tournament
at Pirate City - Session 1 & 2

Join us in Pirate City – the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Official Southern Home of Baseball Factory – to compete in tournament play against top players from around the country. Plus, you’ll train 10+ hours each day with professional scouts, former pro players, and former college coaches to take your game to the next level. This event is invitation-only.

Session 1: December 20–23 / Session 2: December 27-30

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

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Players Receive:

Four Days of Training with our Professional Staff

  • Take part in highly accelerated training for hitting, pitching, defense, base running and team fundamentals.
  • Receive instruction on how to approach hitting above average off-speed pitches. Players need to be prepared to face better pitching as they get closer to the college level.
  • Focus on improving a player’s mental performance on the field.

Test Your Skills Against Top Players from across the Country

  • In 2018, over 175 players competed in both sessions of the Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City.

Athletic agility testing and baseball specific training

  • Learn baseball specific weight training, agility and proper running technique.

Updated Baseball Factory Player Page that can be emailed to college coaches nationwide

  • Your player web page will be updated with a written evaluation based on your performance at the Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City. 

Post-Event Exposure and Ongoing Support to help Navigate the College Search Process

  • As a Baseball Factory member, you will have access to our College Recruiting Specialists through our toll free hotline, email or by posting a question to Twitter.
  • Additional valuable information from Baseball Factory’s academic counselor will be accessible online through the Member’s Section of
  • Your profile will be updated in our online searchable player database, where college coaches login daily to recruit players.
  • We will promote your performance with Baseball Factory through email campaigns to coaches and scouts.

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Event Info

December 20–23

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

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*Please note: Itinerary posted is from previous event. Information for 2019 event will be posted closer to time of event.

Confirmed Event Staff Includes:

Teddy Regan: Ted is originally from Fall River, Massachusetts and has an extensive coaching background. He is a former assistant coach at Eckerd College in Florida. He has also coached in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League with the Bourne Braves and the Wareham Gatemen. He was the Director for River City Baseball for 15 years before his time at Eckerd College, and coached the USA/Japan International Friendship Series in 1996. The Fall River Herald News awarded Ted with the ‘Coaches Who Make a Difference’ award while he was an assistant at Bishop Connolly High School.

Karsten Whitson: Whitson played in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game, Powered by Baseball Factory. He is a former first round selection of the San Diego Padres, but chose to play at the University of Florida and had a decorated career with the Gators. Karsten earned Freshman All-American recognition from Baseball America in 2011 and was part of two College World Series teams with the Gators. He also earned a Gold Medal as a member of the 2009 USA 18-U National Team at the Pan American Junior Championships in Venezuela.

Important Event Info:

  • Players meet Baseball Factory staff at the Tampa International Airport baggage claim (player arrival between 9 am and 12 pm)
  • Players are transported in charter buses from site to site
  • All players stay in the same rooms the pros use at Pirate City and are fully supervised 24 hours a day
  • Players eat three sit down meals a day
  • No spending money needed
  • Players receive two Under Armour Baseball Factory shirts and a hat
  • Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and tournament
  • Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
  • Players receive online access to Baseball Factory’s Recruiting, Education and Development (R.E.D.) Manual
  • Players and parents attend Baseball Factory’s College Recruiting Seminar
  • Parents welcome to attend this event, but it is not a requirement for participation (Parents and guests are responsible for providing their own reservation, meals and transportation.)

Want to join us at Pirate City? Contact us now for more information.

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